thanks Foxy Roxy!
A Fine Romance evented himself briefly before I changed his career path to that of an A Circuit Working Hunter.
His rider when he was eventing was the coach of the Canadian Olympic Team and felt that AFR was a legitimate Olympic/International prospect -
"one of the best" were his words.
He has gone on to be a PROVEN sire of outstanding event horses out of a wide range of mares.
Two of his offspring have competed at Advanced (so far) and many have competed to Intermediate and Prelim.
They unquestionably have inherited his fabulous jump, great canter/gallop, his work ethic and his speed, courage and willingness.
A number of his offspring also compete in the hunters, jumpers (one, a full TB is a WINNING GRAND PRIX JUMPER!) great field hunters and even dressage horses!
If you follow eventing, one of his outstanding foals is the full TB A First Romance ridden by Cdn Olympian Selena O'Hanlon, who is competing very successefully at the ** level now and is on his way UP.
Selena says he is "the best jumper, most athletic horse I have ever sat on".
Even though he is siring offspring with the ability to go to the top with pro riders, MANY of his foals are also ridden happily and successfully by amateurs and children, demonstrating that he passes on his willing, intelligent temperament.
Website needs updating www.afineromance.ca
and on FB A Fine Romance
If I can figure out how to post pictures.....:)